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Stock Market Performance During and After Bear Markets

  When stocks move into a bear market — defined as falling at least 20% or more from 52-week highs — they have recovered over time. As the below table of the S&P 500® Index illustrates from 1950 to present day, when the selling pressure finally hits a bottom, stocks have a strong track record of bouncing back over the next three, six and 1...Read More

Tips for Living Fully “After Fifty” – A Look at What Really Matters

I believe our “After Fifty” years can be wonderful, productive, and rewarding. In fact, we at After Fifty Living like to say that these can be our best years ever. But we also believe this doesn’t happen by accident. So, we turned to our members and asked: what is it that really counts as we age? What makes the difference and turns the tide from a ...Read More

7 Reasons Not to Retire Before 66

At some point most people will stop working and begin to transition into our second act. You will have time and freedom of choice to do what you want to. Most people look forward to the day when we don’t have to wake up to the alarm clock and go to work anymore.

5 Tips to keep earning a paycheck in retirement

Retirement today is not that of a generation ago, we are living longer these days, and retirement is not what it used to be. Today, 60 (and beyond) is the new 50. Retirement is no longer a time to just garden and visit the grandkids, and healthier retirees want to stay engaged and stimulated. According to a recent survey about two-thirds of worker...Read More

Before You File: 4 Changes to 2019 Taxes

The Internal Revenue Service adjusted several tax provisions for 2019, including some that could impact how you file and choose to save for retirement. Here are the facts you should know before you file your 2019 taxes. 1. Taxable income bracket amounts have increased The income limits for each tax bracket have increased for 2019. The tax rates are...Read More

Prevent Tax ID Theft – Here’s Your Checklist!

Key Points The IRS estimates that it paid $3.1 billion in fraudulent identity theft refunds in a recent year. Identity thieves can use your information to file fraudulent returns in your name while they pocket the return. Get your personal identification number (PIN) early and keep your paperwork secure to help prevent your personal financial infor...Read More

Less Stuff Means Less Stress for Homeowners

Ten years ago, while building my last house in Colorado, which I really thought would be my last house, contractors kept telling me to think of the next owner. I kept thinking: What next owner? I’m never moving. Well, guess what? I am here in Florida to tell you, despite what you think, no house is forever. What’s more — and I hop...Read More

Get Your Dream Job At 55

For the new crop of 50- and 60-somethings, retirement doesn’t mean they’re ready to stop working. It simply means changing gears. Fred and Pat R. were more than ready for retirement. At 56, Fred had spent most of his professional life managing high-pressure fuels and gases at NASA’s Space Center in Florida, while Pat had managed a...Read More

5 Retirement Income Strategies for Near-Retirement Workers

It’s a tricky thing to maneuver retirement income, but at some point we all have to do it, preferably before we leave our jobs. As we approach retirement, we may be wondering exactly how much longer we need to work, and if we’re really prepared for managing the money we’ve spent our careers stowing away for such a day. It’s a lot of pressure. But l...Read More

Those Retirement Years – Not Always Golden

For many retirees, golden years not what they expected Arlene Fischer imagined a retirement filled with vacations in New England and tending to her backyard garden, one relaxing day after another. Instead, her golden years are spent working a 32-hour, five-days-a-week shift as a sales clerk at a local Walmart. The 74-year-old jumped back into the j...Read More

Here’s a Tip for an Over-50 Career: You’re Not Alone!

One’s golden years are no longer reserved for fishing and gardening. Many of today’s would-be retirees are forgoing a life of leisure and opting to work well past 65 — a trend that’s sure to continue as the country’s 76 million baby boomers reach so-called retirement age. CONSIDER THESE NUMBERS: In a study conducted by AARP, 79 percent of baby boom...Read More

Finding the Perfect Fit for a Volunteer Experience

If you fear being bored or worry what you’ll do once retired, volunteering your time could be the best thing that ever happened to you. Your life experiences or professional training could be a perfect fit to mentor, transform public education, implement clean water projects or build houses in developing nations. If you have ever considered v...Read More

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